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Best first time smoked ribs/brisket recipe: https://amazingribs.com/tested-recipes/spice-rubs-and-pastes/big-bad-beef-rub-recipe

Chickens taste better when cooked whole. Pickles taste better cut. Sandwiches taste better cut and bitten from inside. Meat tastes better sliced against grain.


Definitely a smoker is a personal choice, and what is better depends on what you are looking for.  I say it's a balance of goals, between: (i) making good food, (ii) making authentic BBQ, (iii) having fun with the maaseh of smoking, and (iv) convenience.  Items (iii) and (iv) don't only conflict, they directly oppose each other.

I opted for items (i) and (iv) so went PBC.  I would say WSM is also mostly a (i) and (iv) choice, but it brings in extra elements of (ii) and (iii), at a slight cost to (iv).  Maybe WSM also better at (i)--I have no idea either way.

Further to the above:

If all you want is good food, get a sous vide.

If all you want is authentic BBQ, get a huge offset smoker that you feed with split logs.

If all you want is having fun with the maaseh of smoking, again, get a huge offset smoker.

If all you want is convenience, use your oven.


Henche's PBC review
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=43018.msg1439199#msg1439199
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1920 on: June 04, 2020, 11:57:50 AM »
Looks really good.

You want to blow your mind? Get a short rib from grow and behold.
After the tenderloin I got from bisra, the gbh shirt ribs that I smoked were the best meat I have ever had.
3 ribs at about 3 lbs total raw. I thought it would not be enough for me and the wife but they are so incredibly rich that there was even leftovers. We couldn't finish it.it was absolutely incredible!
WOW, those look insane.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1921 on: June 04, 2020, 12:10:36 PM »
Seasoning on good pieces of meat is like talking about MS, LESS IS MORE!
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« Reply #1922 on: June 04, 2020, 12:40:52 PM »
Seasoning on good pieces of meat is like talking about MS, LESS IS MORE!
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« Reply #1923 on: June 04, 2020, 12:44:28 PM »
This!
When I do brisket all I do is dalmatian rub
Just had brisket in KS this past weekend and it was good.
I used to go OK all the time for work. One day every week they cooked outdoor on these monster smokers. Guy told me they used a light rub but not what was in it.  :)
I could eat it every day.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1924 on: June 04, 2020, 12:45:21 PM »
This!
When I do brisket all I do is dalmatian rub
salt & pepper?
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« Reply #1925 on: June 04, 2020, 12:48:46 PM »
salt & pepper?
Black and white just like the dog.  :)
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« Reply #1926 on: June 04, 2020, 01:00:04 PM »
Just had brisket in KS this past weekend and it was good.
I used to go OK all the time for work. One day every week they cooked outdoor on these monster smokers. Guy told me they used a light rub but not what was in it.  :)
I could eat it every day.
Now these post i find offensive, its like watch YT clips of the best smokehouses knowing that i have to keep a strict SD with all of it  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #1927 on: June 04, 2020, 01:04:57 PM »
Now these post i find offensive, its like watch YT clips of the best smokehouses knowing that i have to keep a strict SD with all of it  ;D ;D ;D
I thought you were going to say you can't eat the best brisket, only kosher brisket.  ;)
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« Reply #1928 on: June 04, 2020, 01:12:32 PM »
I thought you were going to say you can't eat the best brisket, only kosher brisket.  ;)
Well ye, i still keep kosher  ;), and, while im dying to try lots of non kosher food i usually don't know what they taste like so its a bit easier, but on smoked food i have had a glimpse of what it taste like and can only imagine how much better it can b   :)
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« Reply #1929 on: June 04, 2020, 01:14:32 PM »
Well ye, i still keep kosher  ;), and, while im dying to try lots of non kosher food i usually don't know what they taste like so its a bit easier, but on smoked food i have had a glimpse of what it taste like and can only imagine how much better it can b   :)
All joking aside. For meats I see no difference. I good smoked brisket can be kosher or not.
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« Reply #1930 on: June 04, 2020, 01:16:24 PM »
All joking aside. For meats I see no difference. I good smoked brisket can be kosher or not.
you'll have to b the judge on that, have u ever been to izzy's in CH?
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1931 on: June 04, 2020, 01:46:06 PM »
you'll have to b the judge on that, have u ever been to izzy's in CH?


izzy's was judged by non-kosher eaters and came out on top.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1932 on: June 04, 2020, 01:47:56 PM »
Thanks @aygart @henche @Sport @ushdadude !!! BBBR was fantastic!

I never really believed people that ate at Backyard BBQ and said, meh I can do better at home. Until now. I used just an electric smoker, no meat thermometer, and first attempt, and it was really good. I could only imagine what someone with a real smoker and been doing this a while, can do.

One mistake I made was I over trimmed the fat on one of the brisket pieces I think. Also I tried a different rub for the bigger piece because I thought family wouldn't like spicy, but BBBR was perfect and the other one was ok...

Both just going in:



BBR:



Adding this one too, even though it only came out ok:



NICE!
it's and expensive hobby....but at least you get dinner out of it.

Why do you think removing too much ft was a problem? dried out? Did you wrap and put in oven at all?

I recently moved to curing and smoking my own pastrami. Next level amazing.
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« Reply #1933 on: June 04, 2020, 01:49:01 PM »
you'll have to b the judge on that, have u ever been to izzy's in CH?
Not sure if I ever been to CH.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1934 on: June 04, 2020, 01:55:06 PM »

izzy's was judged by non-kosher eaters and came out on top.
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